The 2014 Wheels & Waves event in Biarritz went down a storm two weeks ago with thousands of dedicated custom bikes descending on the French coast to enjoy sunshine, good times and beautiful motorcycles. Yamaha were there in style with a showcase of stunning Yard Built creations from a host of builders including The Bender Brothers, Deus Ex Machina, Wrenchmonkees and Roland Sands.
Aside from the already announced bikes, two special new machines were unwrapped at wheels & Waves for the assembled custom enthusiasts. The German Bender brothers Christian and Raphael took the covers off their first Yard Built Yamaha project, the über cool SR400 ‘Homage’. The brothers are huge fans of the Yamaha XT500 and took that as their inspiration in building the ‘Homage’.
The standard SR400 was stripped back and then modified by the brothers [...]
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Motorcycle fans have a lot to look forward to on top of warm sunny days this summer as Yamaha steps up its iconic ‘Yard Built’ activities with exciting new projects. The Gibbonslap kit is now ready to order for the SR400 and the next few months will see new Yard Built XV950 and SR400 based projects by cult customisers. Yamaha will have a major Yard Built presence at the world’s coolest custom bike show, Wheels & Waves 2014 in Biarritz where some surprising customised SR400’s will be revealed!
Yamaha’s ‘Yard Built’ activity continues to make the dream of owning a custom motorcycle a reality for bikers around the world. An ever-increasing number of the most respected customisers in the industry are collaborating with Yamaha to create beautiful Yard Built specials. The unique aftermarket kits that support selected [...]
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The iconic SR400, 35 years heritage
35 years heritage. Built to customize.
Anyone who was old enough to ride a motorcycle in the 1970s will remember the fanfare that greeted the launch of the original Yamaha SR models. Inspired by the dual purpose XT500 which was launched a few years earlier, the single cylinder SR400 and SR500 were announced in 1978, and went on to become some of Yamaha’s most popular and enduring models.
With their relaxed torque output, slim and agile chassis design and classic styling, the Japanese-market SR400 and European-market SR500 became firm favourites with enthusiasts who were looking for a simple machine that captured the very spirit of sports motorcycling. In many European countries including Germany, Austria and Belgium, groups of SR500 owners formed enthusiasts’ clubs, many of which still run to this [...]
The annual Motor Cycle News awards celebrate all that’s best in motorcycling and the 2013 Awards were presented last night by MCN editor Andy Calton.
Yamaha machines scooped two of the most coveted awards of the evening with the FJR1300 being voted Best Tourer and the all new XV950 declared as Best Custom.
Unfortunately the new MT-09 just missed the cut-off date for judging this years awards as MCN had not tested the bike before the judging date – so who knows it might have been and even bigger haul of trophies if it had been included!
We are proud to confirm that we are a main stockist of the R&G product range. We stock a full range of crash protection for Yamaha motorcycles & numerous other manufactures. This includes products like:
Paddock stand bobbins & cotton reels.
Bar End Sliders
Why not come & see for yourself! Just visit our Parts & Service Department situated in our showroom.
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On Monday 6th of Febuary Nick Sanders, the most experienced solo motorcycle adventurer in the world, visited us as part of his dealer tour – The Incredible Ride.
Many thanks to all who attended! We had a really good time hosting the event and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to host more events similar to this in the future and would be happy for all who attended the Nick Sanders evening to come again. Please keep an eye on our news page and also your emails as we will be informing you of any more exciting events.
Here is some feedback we have received…
Just to say thanks for a great evening,
Nick is mad but also very entertaining, and a great biker
The Yard Built programme is ready to take on 2017 in style with another year of stunning custom work lined up. The New Year kicks off by returning to the USA for the second custom build of the all-new Yamaha SCR950 machine. Yamaha has enjoyed some amazing collaborations already in America with numerous leading custom builders, including icons such as Greg Hageman of Hageman Cycles, Californian Roland Sands’ and his multiple Yard Built creations, including the XSR900 “Faster Sons”, and the SCR950 “Chequered Scrambler” from California-based builder Go Takamine of Brat Style. “After seeing the SCR950 for the first time, I knew that it would be a really cool bike to customize,” said Palhegyi. “But there have been a lot of scrambler builds lately, and we wanted to do [...]